West Bank, MINA – Israel has threatened to take more Palestinian land and agricultural land around Salfit City, West Bank. It was opposed by the authorities and Palestinians there.
The Director of Civil Affairs at Salfit Usama Musleh said Israel had renewed a land acquisition warrant there. The letter has been distributed to Palestinian farmers in the area.
“Israeli forces use this land for a period of between four and six years. Then, they annex it for settlement,” Musleh said as quoted from Middle East Monitor on Monday.
Musleh said earlier, Israel had done the same thing. They took the land owned by Palestinians there, then claimed it as part of their territory.
Salfit Governor Abdullah Komeel said he would not remain silent in the face of Israeli plans to annex agricultural land in his territory because the land area reaches hundreds of hectares.
A similar statement was made by the Secretary-General of Palestinian Peasant Union, Jammal Hammad. “We must not remain silent about this action, as well as all other Israeli practices against Palestinian farmers,” he said.
Hammad revealed that up to now Israeli forces also often block and prevent Palestinian farmers in their farms or gardens. The Farmers are also often attacked by Jewish extremist settlers, while they are harvesting olives. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)